Glenwood Springs, Colorado is home to one-of-a-kind attractions and incredible outdoor recreation. It is a mecca for hot springs enthusiasts, with the world's largest hot springs pool in addition to 16 other therapeutic geothermal pools. This is a year-round playground in a beautiful natural setting, which has made it one of Colorado’s favorite mountain destinations. The town of Glenwood sits in the valley in the shadow of the surrounding mountains, with a little bit of everything for everybody, including museums, shopping, and a dining scene that is quickly making it a place foodies love to visit. As for accommodations, Glenwood Springs offers a full spectrum of lodging choices, from historic to modern hotels with a variety of price ranges.
Glenwood Springs is located in the heart of Colorado’s magnificent Rocky Mountains, between Aspen and Vail. Situated on Interstate 70 at the mouth of the Roaring Fork Valley, this is the land of water, where natural hot springs meet rivers, and water carves out caves. Glenwood Springs has more than 30 hotel properties with at least 10 that work with FIT & groups. The community offers ample motor coach parking, group-friendly restaurants, and several lodges that contract with receptive operators.
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Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is home to the largest mineral hot springs pool in the world, approximately the size of a football field. Special features at the pool include the Sopris Splash Zone children’s area, Shoshone Chutes whitewater river, Grand Fountain water feature, and a diving board.
Other amenities include a 107-room lodge, an athletic club, a retail store, and a restaurant.
IRON MOUNTAIN HOT SPRINGS
Iron Mountain Hot Springs, situated on the banks of the Colorado River, features 16 mineral hot springs soaking pools that range in temperature from 99° to 108°F (37° - 42°C). These smaller thermal spring pools are surrounded by a quiet zone to enhance relaxation. Other amenities include the Sopris Café, a retail shop, and a bathhouse with men’s, women’s, and family changing rooms.
YAMPAH VAPOR CAVES
Thermal spring water from the Yampah spring that contains 34 minerals and trace elements flows through the cave floors via narrow channels at a simmering 125°F (52°C) to create the underground geothermal steam sauna. Many people claim steam in the vapor caves has the uncanny ability to ward off impending colds and other minor illnesses. A unique experience that’s unlike any other spa you’ve visited.
GLENWOOD CAVERNS ADVENTURE PARK
The only mountaintop theme park in America, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has a host of thrill rides that includes America’s highest-elevation roller coaster, a Giant Canyon Swing that takes you out over the edge of the mountain, and a new one-of-a-kind, gravity defying rollercoaster. The park is also noted for the daily tours of its pristine cave formations, created over millions of years by the erosive power of water.
Glenwood Springs is located at the confluence of Colorado and the Roaring Fork Rivers. That means visitors have access to top fishing, rafting, kayaking, and even a world-class whitewater activity area from one central location. Rafting in Glenwood Canyon is unparalleled— amid breathtaking scenery. Further downriver, the Glenwood Springs Whitewater Activity Area is the destination for the paddling community.
➤ Rafting and Kayaking | visitglenwood.com/things-to-do/rafting
➤ River Sports | visitglenwood.com/things-to-do/river-sports
➤ Fishing | visitglenwood.com/things-to-do/fishing
Visit Glenwood Springs is the tourism department of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and serves as the tourism marketing contractor for the City of Glenwood Springs. The department manages the tourism budget, marketing plan, creative and content development, and is responsible for media placement and ROI. Staff members assist groups, PR, and media with destination logistics and communication with industry partners.
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